If you want a new iPad Air, you’ve come to the right place. We’re now looking at the best deals and prices for the iPad Air, including contract plans. The Air continues to be incredibly popular and is an excellent intermediate station between the entry-level iPad and the high-end iPad Pro – ideal for those who need a little extra power but don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on a device that replaces their laptop.
Apple’s latest iPad Air was released in March 2022 and is already seeing significant price drops. Plus, the older model can be found for greater savings at stores that still have stock.
Best 2022 iPad Air deals right now
In the US, you can get a discount on the new iPad Air at Amazon:
Plus, KRCS has the best discounts in the UK for the 2022 iPad Air:
Best iPad Air deals for 2020 right now
Remaining stock of 2020 iPad Airs (4th generation) will be sold at a discount in some locations. Here’s what’s available in the US right now:
In the UK we found the following deals:
Amazon has the 64GB iPad Air (was £579) for £429.
Amazon also has the £729 256GB iPad Air from 2020 for £569 in pink or space grey.
Amazon has the 64GB mobile 2020 iPad Air (was £709) for £632.
Amazon has the 2020 £799, 256GB mobile model for £749.
Best Prices for iPad Air (model 2022)
Below are the best iPad Air prices we’ve seen for various retailers. Browse to find the model you want at the best price.
64GB iPad Air (2022, Wi-Fi): $599 / £569 MSRP
256GB iPad Air (2022, Wi-Fi): $749 / £719 MSRP
64GB iPad Air (2022, cellular): $749 / £719 MSRP
256GB iPad Air (2022, cellular): $899 / £869 MSRP
Best prices for iPad Air (2020 model)
Many of the best deals right now are on the 2020 iPad Air, which, while not the latest model, is still a great buy, especially if you can find it for a discount.
64GB iPad Air (2020, Wi-Fi): $599 / £579 MSRP
256GB iPad Air (2020, Wi-Fi): $749 / £729 MSRP
64GB iPad Air (2020, Mobile): $729 / £709 MSRP
256GB iPad Air (2020, Mobile): $879 / £859 MSRP
Where to buy the new iPad Air 2022
If you want to buy the iPad Air directly from Apple, you can order from the Apple US or Apple UK site. There will be no discounts available, although Apple occasionally offers carrier deals and trade-in options.
Of course, Apple isn’t the only place you can buy an iPad Air, the usual resellers around the world will also stock the new model, including the following. You can see the best prices with these resellers in live price comparison boxes below.
Apple has a number of Apple Premium resellers who stock iPads in the UK and also offer other services, try the following:
iPad Air Education Discounts
Apple offers higher education students and employees discounts on the iPad Air in the Education Store. However, Apple isn’t the only retailer offering student discounts. In the UK, KRCS offers up to a 10 percent discount for eligible students.
University students and teachers can also save on the iPad Air with Apple’s Education pricing.
Check out our full guide on how to get an education discount.
Or go directly to Apple UK or Apple US to get the educational discount.
iPad Air carrier deals
If you are looking for the mobile model and want to buy it on contract, you can look here:
US airline deals
Verizon: Save $100 with an unlimited plan and up to $200 when you buy with an iPhone.
UK airline deals
O2 – Get up to 6 months of Disney Plus (or 12 months of any other streaming service); plans start at £28 per month, £20 upfront for 1GB data
Vodafone – from £38 per month, £100 upfront for 2GB data
EE – Get 4GB of data for £42.50 per month, £100 upfront – existing customers get a 10% discount
Sky – Currently out of stock but usually the best price on the market: 2GB of data for £22 per month and no upfront costs (36 months)
iPad Air refurbished offers
The deals you see above are generally from Apple resellers rather than Apple itself – Apple rarely lowers prices. However, Apple does sell refurbished iPads in its refurbished store. So you can make a bargain.
The iPads in Apple’s refurbished store may be ex-display stock, or they may have been returned to Apple due to a defect, but they are now fully refurbished and come with a one-year warranty.
There is a large refurbished market for the iPad Air. We recommend checking out these refurbished iPad Air resellers offerings:
Check out our full guide to buying a refurbished iPad.
iPad Air: everything you need to know
In 2021 we saw Apple introduce a new iPad mini (6th generation), iPad Pro with M1, and a new iPad (9th generation), but the iPad Air was untouched…until March 2022 when Apple introduced the iPad Air (5th generation) .
The new iPad Air has an M1 chip, just like the 2021 iPad Pro, an improved 12MP Ultra Wide front camera with Center Stage support (compared to the 7MP FaceTime camera on the older model), and support for 5G on the mobile models. The color finishes are also a bit different from the previous generation: space gray is joined by pink, starlight, purple and blue. Other than the colors, chip and camera, the design and other features have not changed – it still has a 10.9-inch screen.
If you’re interested in one of the other iPads, or just want the best deal, we’re also tracking the best iPad deals if you want to see other top deals. Also check out our best Apple deals.